David Firmin


Phone: 303.991.2028
David A. Firmin is the Shareholder in Charge of Finance at Altitude Community Law. David is a longtime resident of Colorado having moved to Littleton when he was 6 years of age. David stayed in the area attending the University of Denver for both undergraduate and law school. Out of law school, David’s legal work concentrated on real estate law and development issues including formation and creation of homeowners associations. Prior to entering the Homeowners association world, David worked with Ryland Homes and K. Hovnanian Homes handling land acquisitions, land entitlements, corporate governance and special districts. David has also worked with the Wheat Ridge Housing Authority and the Douglas County Housing Partnership setting up homeowner associations for income qualified housing developments. An active volunteer with the Community Association Institute, David has served on the CAI-RMC Spring Showcase Committee, Mountain Conference Committee and Colorado Legislative Action Committee. He has also been a frequent presenter for CAI at both a local and national level, presents for HOA Leader on nationwide topics and is recognized as an industry leader. In his spare time, David enjoys biking, snow shoeing, and traveling both locally and worldwide.

B.A. University of Denver – 1991
Juris Doctorate, University of Denver School of Law – 1998

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute – Since 2006
1st Judicial District Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute, Colorado Legislative Action Committee – 2017 to 2018

Admitted In:
Colorado and Arizona

Outside Speaking Engagements:
Foundation Principles of CCIOA: Establishment of a Community Under CCIOA
CBA-CLE Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA): What Attorneys Need to Know
November 9, 2022


HOALeader Video: Is Your Board All Business, or Should You Have a Heart?

HOALeader Video: When a Board Member Needs to Take 5 (Weeks)

HOALeader: What to Know About Keeping Your Condo/HOA Funds Safe During Banking Instability

HOALeader: HOA Demands to See Drivers Licenses: The Surprising Results Put Them in a Bit of a Bind

HOALeader: Which Condo/HOA Bylaw Interpretation is Correct Here?

HOALeader: Owner Balks at California HOA’s Emergency Assessment; Do You Also Have This Power?

HOALeader: What’s Happening with Condo/HOA Insurance in California, and Will it Spread?

HOALeader: With More States Changing Condo/HOA Election Laws, Is It Time to Get Outside Help?

HOALeader: What to Know About Outsourcing Some or All of Your Condo/HOA Election 

HOALeader: With More States Changing Condo/HOA Election Laws, Is It Time to Get Outside Help?

HOALeader: Revealing the Identity of a Condo/HOA Owner Who Reported a Violation

HOALeader: When Getting Condo/HOA Owners’ Input Goes Too Far

HOALeader: What’s a Reasonable Time for Your Condo/HOA Manager to Provide Financials

HOALeader: California OKs Condo Status for ADUs, and Other States May Follow – But Questions Remain

HOALeader: Is the SBA a Loan Option for Condo/HOAs?

HOALeader: If Your HOA Owners Can Add a Backyard Unit, What Happens to Your Documents?


Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

Recent Publications by David A. Firmin

I had been waiting to write under the hopes of being able to include information concerning the HB22-1137 clean-up bill.  However, as of today, the bill has not yet been introduced.  While this concerns me in what it may contain, we can no longer ignore the two bills that continue to work their way throughGoGo to Resource
Earlier this week, two new bills were introduced into the State House for consideration that are directly aimed at Homeowners’ Associations. HB 23-1127, dubbed as the “Customer’s Right to Use Energy”, adds additional protections into the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”) for new green technologies.  The bill, as currently drafted, adds “Micro Hydroelectricity” and GoGo to Resource
In eager anticipation of new legislation, the first of the homeowner association bills was introduced in the form of HB 23-1105.  HB 23-1105 proposes to create task forces to investigate relationships between metro districts, district boards, homeowners’ associations and their boards and the owners they serve.  If signed into law, these task forces will examineGoGo to Resource
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